Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
I'm a creative communicator with a background in music and media. Working under the supervision of Dr Irina Baetu at the Cognitive Neural Sciences (CNS) Laboratory, we have a keen interest in cognition and emotion, along with their neural underpinnings.
I am particularly interested in non-invasive and cost-effective ways to improve emotion and wellbeing, including the use of music. To this end, I composed several new songs that enabled the independent manipulation of various features, such as the valence of the lyrics.
Measuring emotion is also an important aspect of my research. I am currently validating some innovative measures that pinpoint affective states through the simple use of colour and emojis.
Through my PhD, I aim to validate a personalised model of emotion that goes beyond the use of words, and allows individuals to better identify, describe and predict their feelings in a deeply intuitive way. Ultimately, through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence, I seek to help others improve their emotional intelligence.
Date Position Institution name 2021 - 2021 Marker: Innovation & Entrepreneurship University of Adelaide 2021 - 2021 Tutor: Entrepreneurship Foundations & Mindset University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2022 Award Visualise Your Thesis (1st prize) University of Adelaide Australia $1000 2019 Award Australasian Conference of Undergraduate Research University of Newcastle Australia $150 2019 Award Microsoft Award Australian eChallenge Australia $10,000 2019 Award Enabled Solutions Prize Australian eChallenge Australia $10,000 2019 Award City of Adelaide Social Enterprise Prize Australian eChallenge Australia $10,000 2019 Award Tertiary: 2nd Prize Australian eChallenge Australia $9,380 2019 Award Undergraduate Research Conference 2019 University of Adelaide Australia $1000
Date Institution name Country Title 2018 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (First Class Honours) 2014 - 2017 Swinburne University of Technology Australia Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology, Marketing)
Date Title Institution name Country 2021 R203: Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R Intersect Australia 2021 R101: Learn to Program: R Intersect Australia 2019 PH125.1x: Data Science: R Basics HarvardX United States
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2022 - 2022 The colour of emotion The Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotion University of Southern California United States 2022 - 2022 Beyond words: Using emoji faces to measure emotion Emotions in Organizational and Social Media Communication (Pre-Conferece at ISRE 2022) University of Southern California United States 2021 - 2021 How a song can change your life TEDxUniSA University of South Australia Australia 2020 - 2020 Supercharge your soundtrack World Happiness Summit University of Miami United States 2019 - 2019 Beyond music: The impact of lyrics on social cohesion and human flourishing QUT Gardens Point Campus Queensland University of Technology Australia 2019 - 2019 Pop psych: The impact of music and lyrics on emotion Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre International Positive Psychology Association Australia
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